How Not to Be a JavaScript Hack

A session at WebVisions Portland 2012

Thursday 17th May, 2012

10:15am to 11:00am (PST)

The good news is browsers have seen phenomenal performance gains in their ability to render JavaScript. But the demand for sophisticated applications has also grown. Match this with the fact mobile devices are inherently slow and you will quickly see why streamlined code is important. Not only do developers need to squeeze every drop of JavaScript performance possible, but more importantly, they need to avoid pitfalls that can cause applications to come to a screeching halt and crash.

This session covers:

  • basics of JavaScript (like avoiding variable collision and memory leaks);
  • best practices for good performance (including simple caching, closures vs. global functions, as well * as comparison of different object-oriented patterns); and,
  • when to use CSS transitions instead of JavaScript

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Phillip Kerman

Programmer/teacher/author. 1000s of students, 4 books, 100s of presos, and dozens of apps saving/making well over $100M. Let me give your company a big ROI. bio from Twitter

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Time 10:15am11:00am PST

Date Thu 17th May 2012


D139/140, Oregon Convention Center

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